Sheikh Hamdan issued the update on the evening of February 12…

Due to the continued harsh weather conditions, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai issued an updated statement calling for all Dubai government employees to continue to work remotely on Tuesday, February 13.

The announcement comes as unstable weather continues to lash across the country. The announcement came via the Dubai Media Office official X (previously, Twitter) channel.

As per Sheikh Hamdan, all public sector employees in Dubai should work remotely, unless they need to be on-site.

Update on schools

Distance learning will also be continued into Tuesday, February 13, for all government schools due to the persistent inclement weather conditions across the UAE as per the directives of the Emirates School Establishment.

Earlier on Saturday, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) issued a reminder to residents to exercise precaution and take care when out and about during bad weather.

Over the last week, the country has witnessed several bouts of rain and a noticeable temperature drop. The lowest recorded temperature this winter was felt in the sprawling mountains of Jebel Jais earlier this month when temperatures plummeted to a sharp 3.4 degrees celsius.

As always, people are advised to adhere to safety protocols and to exercise caution when driving. Generally during rainfall, motorists are advised by The National Centre of Meteorology to drive only when necessary, turn on low-beam headlights when visibility is reduced and keep up to date with the forecasts via official channels.

Remember, rely on information only from official channels for all updates.

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